This is how I do it, but I use a big flat head screwdriver to help pry out the outer edge of the caliper towards me which compresses the pistons. 9 times out of 10 I can get the new pads in this way. :cheers:Rippied.Z06 said:leave the old pads in place, grab the caliper and pull it towards you. The caliper will move on its slides compressing the piston. When it is all the way back remove old pads, insert new pads and you are done. Done it many times, all it takes is a little muscle.
On the 10th time, I usually didn't pry them out far enough to slip the new thicker pads in and have to finish the job with a c-clamp and the old pad as mentioned above. I'm pretty good with the fronts, but haven't gotten the rears all the way in a few times.RobSan said:Brad - and the 10th? Inquiring minds want to know; they also want to know if you're having a garage sale this spring? Great TX results by the way.
To this method add one clear hose going from caliper bleeder down to to a catch glass partially filled with brake fluid, hose end submerged in the fluid.silverz06vette said: